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I am writing to thank you for the excellent coverage the January/February 2002 issue of Mississippi Magazine gave to the 13th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration. Immediately, the telephone began to ring with inquiries about the event. Your readers really respond to your news stories!

Carolyn Vance Smith, Founder and Co-chairman

Copiah Lincoln Community College, Natchez

The article by Nancy Seepe is the Mississippi Magazine brought back many fond memories of Mrs. Hendrix--her Aunt Mary. When I married I wore her pearls as my mother had done. We put our car at her house, and when friends came to decorate it, she met them with a shotgun. She hired me at age 15 or so to file at the Credit Bureau for $15 a week, which was a lot of money in the forties. How proud she was when I was elected Regent of my DAR chapter, for she and an uncle of mine got all the papers together for me. Her wedding gift to us hangs in my dining room; it is a painting of her dahlias done by Mrs. Marley. I could go on and on remembering things I thought were lost to me. She and my mother were close friends and she was godmother to my sister.

I am enclosing a recipe she gave me years ago. I have to confess I have never made it as I do not have good luck spinning a thread with sugar and water. Perhaps someday I shall make it in memory of my friend, Aunt Mary.

Frozen Angel Food Cake

Cook 1/2 cup sugar with 2 2/3 T. boiling water until it spins a thread. Beat 2 egg whites til stiff. Pour boiling syrup over and beat until cool and light. When cool, add 1 cup cream, whipped, 1/2 spoon favorite flavoring and a pinch of salt. Pour into individual ring molds and freeze. Unmold and fill with fresh or frozen berries or very ripe peaches. A soft lemon custard at room temperature is good over the fruit.

Elaine C. Cracraft

Albion, Michigan

I want to write and thank you for publishing the wonderful article, "Friends For Life" in your March/April 2002 issue.

Being married to one of the women, I have enjoyed being in the presence of this outstanding group. When they have been together at their reunions, they have picked up right where they left off at their last meeting. They have looked at the same scrapbooks and photo albums. They all try to talk at the same time and no one listens.

It is also amazing that the husbands enjoy each other and being together. We have as much fun and enjoyment as they do.

In all of my experiences, I have never been around a group of women that has loved, cared for, and supported one another like they have. They started out in their junior high days there in Jackson, and have continued the strong bonds of love and friendship through these over sixty years.

It is for these reasons that I am glad that their story has been told.

Archie R. Parker, Jr.

Albuquerque, New Mexico


If the answer is yes, then send your request to our Food Editor, Mary Leigh Furrh, and the recipe could appear in our Dish It Out column. Send request via e-mail to or in writing to Dish It Out, 5 Lakeland Circle, Jackson, MS 39216.
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Date:May 1, 2002
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